At long last, the pumpkin patch!

For the last 3 weeks, our trip to the pumpkin patch with Little Miss’ preschool has been postponed. Torrential rain and bitter cold turned Oct 16th into the 23rd, and then again the 23rd into the 30th. It was SO worth the wait!

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The excitement was palpable, most of the kids had never been on a school bus before. There were a lot of us parents that just decided to tag along which made this a great family outing and a chance to get to know each other. Younger brothers and sisters were invited to tag along as well so we had kids from just a few months of age, tucked inside cozy baby bjorns to about 5 years old.

When we first arrived, everybody was treated to the last of the fresh picked apples and then, we hoped the tractor pulled shuttle, passed the orchard, to the pumpkin patch. There were many that had passed their prime, but then there were some that were just perfect. And everyone got their pick.

After picking, the morning was full : Petting farms, feeding clover to the alpacas, eating bannock over an open fire and giant trampolines! The sun was shining, the air was cool but comfortable. It was just the perfect morning.

Maybe that is why both Little Man and Miss napped for over 3 hours in the afternoon! πŸ™‚

I hope you all had a lovely day. Last day of October tomorrow, how quickly time flies. They are announcing our first snow here on Saturday, looks like it might be a very early winter.

Stay warm everyone!

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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21 Responses to At long last, the pumpkin patch!

  1. Look at that bannock, there is nothing like bannock cooked over the open fire. So good! Looks like a great day. Glad the weather finally cooperated and you got in your trip to the pumpkin patch.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Just in time too… We had already bought pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns just in case, so these will be roasted, pureed and frozen for yummy soups and baked goods in winter. πŸ™‚

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      • Robin says:

        My college daughter sent a Snapchat of her pumpkin pie earlier this week. She cooked down the pumpkin to use in the pie. It looked so good it made my mouth water.

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      • Yanic A. says:

        Roasted pumpkin puree is a must on our stocks for winter. I never use the canned stuff, I just don’t think it tastes quite right, you know? I always make a few pies come the holidays. So good!

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    • Robin says:

      I was going to say the same thing – bannock on an open fire is such a treat.

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      • Yanic A. says:

        The best! I honestly never thought of making it here at the house over the fire pit. Might have to bundle up soon and try it before the pit gets buried in snow!

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  2. sophiezest says:

    Wow, that looks amazing! What a wonderful morning! I’ve never seen so many pumpkins in one patch before.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      That is nothing, we are at the end (very end, they close the patch today) of the season… You should have seen the fields of orange, acres and acres of them… We drove by a few times, it was breath taking!

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  3. How fun! They look like that had the best time!

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  4. Lisa says:

    Learn something new every day. I’ve never heard of bannock, so I had to look it up. πŸ™‚

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  5. mountaingmom says:

    I remember preschool pumpkin patch trips with each of our kids and we have enjoyed several family ones with grandkids. What great memories.

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  6. Looks like so much fun! Our kiddos aren’t quite bit enough for the big school trip to the pumpkin patch (they’ll go next year), but we grown our own. This year we got exactly three jack-o-lantern pumpkins–perfect for a family of three. Until the goats got out and ate one! We were recarving last night at 4:30pm! All was well in the end. Happy weekend to you!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      LOL! Your goat have good taste… Mmmmmm pumpkins! Sorry for the extra work though. Little Miss is 4yo, this was her first field trip, she was pretty excited. Families were invited so we tagged along with a bunch of parents and siblings. We had a blast! πŸ™‚

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  7. sally says:

    Wow, that really is a pumpkin patch! Not something we have over here, but my lot would love it.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Oh yes… pumpkin patches stretch for miles here. They are just one of our favorite things. πŸ™‚ I’m sure they would really love it. Wish we were closer so we could all share it together!

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  8. appleshoe says:

    A lovely day. We go to the pumpkin patch many many times in the fall… But then again we live 5 minutes away from one. Ours does not have llamas, how cool is that! What lucky littles you have. I had to look up bannock, never heard of it before. Sounds yummy. I will have to attempt a gluten free version on our next fire. Be well.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I’m sure you could make it with gluten free flours. Those mixes like Bob’s Red Mill are pretty amazing.

      The worse part is, we don’t live that far from the pumpkin patch, but we were waiting for the field trip. πŸ™‚ If the weather had been horrible again, we would have gone ourselves on Halloween day.

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